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  1. owainyz03

    New to me 2000 YZ125

    Yay for removal Nay for installation, on dirtbikes
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    Jessica Patterson and Ashley Fiolek WMX

    Ashley Fiolek is a BADASS! Must be so strange riding without being able to hear the engine! Jessica was on fire there too!!
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    Father And Son Rides Pics

    There used to be a thread on this before! Sadly I lost my dad before I really got into the motocross, but he always brought me to collect my bikes, drove me to and from the track, taught me everything I know about bikes. We used to spend many a weekend riding the road bikes, until one day he past away, doing what he loved, RIP dad
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    Atlas Defender vs Guardian

    The defender is a roost protector, it isn't going to do much in a fall except protect from scrapes. No shoulder protection.
  5. +1 for the Atlas, don't even notice I'm wearing it.
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    Needle Jets Snapping In Half

    Only thing I can think of is over tightening or a manufacturing fault....
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    My new YZ 250f

    Pulled apart the inner chamber of the forks today to find absolute carnage Trying to source new free pistons over here will be interesting
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    2006 yz 125 broken frame

    Why wouldn't you just get it welded by a quality welder? It's only a bracket... 50 quid vs 500+ for a frame
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    06 YZ 125 Project

    Well I rode the bike at a small track today. It was VERY dry, dusty, rough and not all that much fun to be honest.. On the first few laps the suspension was beating me up, so I pulled in and found every single clicker screwed all the way in. I played with it a bit but still found the front fairly unstable and got quite a bit of headshake, which I wasn't expecting after how unbelievable my 250f SSS suspension is I'm going to rip the inner chamber apart once the tool arrives and see what state the free piston is in. I got some gopro footage but almost got sick watching it so won't be posting that Still the engine ripped fairly well! I must check the plug tomorrow, it wasn't the easiest to start so jetting definitely needs some adjustment.
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    Anyone running 40:1 in your 125

    I run 125 ml to 4.5 litres which works out at 36:1. I just do this because its convenient as Motul 800 comes in 1 litre bottles... so i get 8 fills exactly to a litre of oil
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    06 YZ 125 Project

    Well it's done!! Sort of.... I'm waiting on a new front tube so I'm running my 250f front. Unfortunately the rear axle is a few mm bigger so I can't run that unless I swap the swingarm over and all that but that's not happening. I got a few more bits in today and put it all back together. I mixed some motul 800 a little bit stronger than I normally would for break in, and got her ready for a heat cycle. Fuel on, choke on, a prod of the kickstarter and she fired into life. Sounds a bit "woolly" down low, but hopefully that'll clear out once I go back to my usual mixture. Hopefully going to a track tomorrow to break it in, and all going well, will be riding sunday as well.
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    My new YZ 250f

    I went to change the fork seals after they blew out on my friends trailer Started disassembly only to find the damping rod doesn't return when pressed in like the video here. So looks like a full rebuild. Do the '11 forks still have the plastic free piston that can break? Mine won't retract out even as far as in the video on it's own https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBVwjH4hra8
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    06 YZ 125 Project

    Few updates: Got the rear tire changed with a new technique which went quite well, however I have a VERY slow puncture.... so I'm not sure if I'll bother fixing it or if I'll just run with it.... Need to patch the front tube today. Got the fork seals changed, didn't have the wrench to open the inner chamber so just replaced the outer oil and seals with a ProX kit which is rebranded OEM as far as I know. Bushings looked fine, the old seals were All Balls so no surprise they leaked. There was a chuck missing out of the axle boss, which I guess is fairly common. I also threw on my YZ 250f front rim.... I'm gunna have to get a set of black rims pretty quickly, they look awesome
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    My new YZ 250f

    Well I was off this site for a while but I'm back now and figured I should give this thread a revive. I rebuilt the engine and got her running again. I'm not sure what happened to the pictures in this thread but I'll upload some new ones of the previous few months of track, trails and a bit of grass track fun. I checked valve clearances again today and they were still perfectly in spec I'll update this properly tomorrow with more details of the rebuild and riding time since then.